Starting at McLeod Ganj which is also known as “Little Lhasa”, this four to five-hour hike to Bhated River passes through Dharamkot and Galu Temple.A mere two kilometres from Mcleodganj, Dharamkot is a small village inhabited by local people of Gaddi tribe. Enjoy a gentle and gradual walk from Mcleodganj to this famous village with dense pine and deodar forests. Continue your hike as you go through a trail of lush green cedars and red rhododendron trees that add to the appealing path leading to Galu Devi Temple. As you cross Dharamkot and reach at a height of 2,130 meters, you will find yourself on a ridge covered with high trees and hills. Here, stands the sacred Galu Devi Temple. Give your tired mind and body some good rest before continuing your journey to Bhated River.This short hike ends at the banks of River Bhated, located in the village of Bahl. Fed by snow, its water is cold and crystal clear. This enchanting place is surrounded by dense forests of cedar, oak and other varieties of trees.This short 4-5 hour hike in Himachal, with its scenic views and beautiful mixed forests along the trail, offers a refreshing experience.